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Man of Steel (2013)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 14 June 2013 (USA)
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An alien child is evacuated from his dying world and sent to Earth to live among humans. His peace is threatened, when other survivors of his home planet invade Earth.

Director:

Zack Snyder

Writers:

David S. Goyer (screenplay), David S. Goyer (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Cavill ... Clark Kent / Kal-El
Amy Adams ... Lois Lane
Michael Shannon ... General Zod
Diane Lane ... Martha Kent
Russell Crowe ... Jor-El
Antje Traue ... Faora-Ul
Harry Lennix ... General Swanwick
Richard Schiff ... Dr. Emil Hamilton
Christopher Meloni ... Colonel Nathan Hardy
Kevin Costner ... Jonathan Kent
Ayelet Zurer ... Lara Lor-Van
Laurence Fishburne ... Perry White
Dylan Sprayberry ... Clark Kent (13 Years)
Cooper Timberline ... Clark Kent (9 Years)
Richard Cetrone ... Tor-An
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Storyline

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind. Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

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Accomplish Wonder.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, action and destruction, and for some language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Connie Nielsen was considered for the role of Lara Lor-Van. Julia Ormond was cast, but she dropped out, so Ayelet Zurer was cast in her place. Nielsen later took the role of Hippolyta in Wonder Woman (2017). See more »

Goofs

In the ship Jor-El switches the atmosphere to human so Clark has his super strength back. This forces Zod and his crew to don suits providing Krypton atmosphere, thus killing their super powers. But right after they return to the Clark farm in their suits (Krypton atmosphere) they have full superpowers. This goes on through the the next major fight scene. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jor-El: Will you not understand? Krypton's core is collapsing! We may only have a matter of weeks! I warned you, harvesting the core was suicide! It has accelerated the process of implosion!
Lor-Em: Our energy reserves were exhausted. What would you have us do, El?
Jor-El: Look to the stars, like our ancestors did! There are habitable worlds within reach. We can begin by using the old outposts.
Ro-Zar: Are you seriously suggesting that we evacuate the entire planet?
Jor-El: No, everybody here is already dead. Give me control...
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Crazy Credits

The Warner Brothers, Legendary Pictures, DC Comics and Syncopy Inc logos are shaded steel gray and appear in swirls and bends of Kryptonian metal.

If you look closely, the Warner Brothers, Legendary Pictures and DC Comics logos have Kryptonian writing. See more »


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The Long Walk
Written and Performed by Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders
Courtesy of Voltage Pictures, LLC
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Very Good!
28 November 2020 | by damianphelpsSee all my reviews

So we are looking at essentially a remake of Superman (nothing wrong with that). So how does it compare? Favourably.

The original is perhaps a little softer, more romantic and more idyllic whereas the remake is darker, richer and a little more interesting.

2 changes that worked for me, the origin part of the story on Krypton which is much more expansive (creating more of a universe feel, literally) and the extended character of Superman Senior. Brando was the quintessential sci-fi 'head in a bottle' character using him to explain Supe's back story in the original, Crowe's character came full combat ready and I think it added well to the overall story.

Really enjoyable effort that sits well as a representative of the DC universe :)


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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Superman: Man of Steel See more »

Filming Locations:

Lone Pine, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$225,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$116,619,362, 16 June 2013

Gross USA:

$291,045,518

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$668,045,518
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2.35 : 1
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